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Yvonne Ridley: Scotland must speak to its disenfranchised working class to prevent the Trump contagion
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it would be foolish to believe Scotland is immune to the factors that created a Trump presidency
IT'S very difficult to write about the US president these days because it seems as though each hour brings a new low with each opinion that tumbles forth from the mouth of the leader of the so-called free world.
Yvonne Ridley: London liars are presenting the best case for Scottish independence
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley slams the latest slew of revelations from Westminster and urges Scotland to forge its own path
THE strongest case for Scottish independence is being presented this week through the treacherous antics of the so-called establishment in the English capital.
Yvonne Ridley: Palestine is still the issue at conference - take note SNP
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says the SNP should intensify its support for Palestine
THIS has not been a good week for the pro-Israeli lobbyists who have invested millions in recent years on all expenses paid trips to Tel Aviv and donations to some election campaigns for groups of MPs based in the Westminster Parliament.
Yvonne Ridley: Myanmar will become another Rwanda or Srebrenica if we don't act now
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says Myanmar's generals should be held to account in the International Criminal Court
SUFFERING Rohingya Muslims must be wondering what the point of the International Criminal Court is as the Myanmar military goes about slaughtering its people in the most barbaric way.
Instead of protesting about the disgraced Aung San Suu Kyi, who has moved overnight from hero to zero for her silence over the ethnic cleansing of this minority group, campaigners should, perhaps, be more focused on demanding justice for the Rohingya.
Yvonne Ridley: Gender apartheid is not the answer but it offers women a safe option
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says women must be afforded safe spaces when the risks of violence against them remain so high
WOMEN-ONLY train carriages became quite a talking point recently after Labour shadow minister Chris Williamson hinted there could be some merit in the concept to help cut the number of sexual assaults on public transport.
Yvonne Ridley: Forget Michael Gove's nonsense, it's time to champion the experts
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it's up to you: would you rather read MPs writing nonsense in the Sun or experts who know their stuff?
I AM NOT surprised Labour MP Sarah Champion distanced herself from the hateful drivel published in her name in The Sun about Britain's "problem" with "British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls".
Yvonne Ridley: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour is still welded to the Tories
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ought to realise he has more in common with the SNP than the Tories
I LIKE Jeremy Corbyn. I like the fact he has not moved his political position one iota while trying to upgrade and turbo charge the dinosaur that was the Labour party when he first became its leader.
Yvonne Ridley: Israel's dark arts are at play in Edinburgh - Nicola Sturgeon should be wary
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley raises concerns about where First Minister Nicola Sturgeon offers her support
SCOTLAND has a proud record of standing up with persecuted minorities, including those who are targeted purely for their faith, ethnicity or culture. It is the only European country where there is no history of Jews being persecuted or threatened by state institutions.
Yvonne Ridley: Should parliaments get to decide what women wear?
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley warns it's dangerous to use legislation to dictate what women can and can't wear
SO the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Belgium's ban on face veils does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
I am deeply dismayed by this on two levels - the first as a feminist who believes women should be able to wear what the hell they want when going out and, secondly, as a Muslim woman I view this piece of legislation as being partly motivated by bigotry and Islamophobia.
Yvonne Ridley: How the Grenfell inferno exposes class division and rage in Tory Britain
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says the Grenfell Tower disaster and politics are inherently connected
JUST last month, tens of thousands of British Airways passengers were left stranded at Gatwick and Heathrow Airports following an IT crash and it became headline news for the next two days.
Facing massive compensation bills, BA booked thousands of passengers scheduled to travel overnight into hotels with some charging extortionate prices of between £1,000 and £2,500 for a bed, according to newspaper reports.
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